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Work starts on new Bethel Avenue and Bay Street roundabout in Port Orchard

Posted 07/06/2023

PORT ORCHARD – A project in Port Orchard will replace an aging traffic signal with a modern roundabout. Construction is set for the intersection of Bethel Avenue (State Route 166) and Bay Street with preliminary work scheduled to start July 6. Depending on weather, the roundabout will open this fall.

New ramp meter in Spokane begins operating Thursday, July 6

Posted 07/05/2023

SPOKANE – Meters provide better traffic flow, less congestion and reduced collisions during peak commute hours

Work to expand fish habitat under SR 534 in Skagit County begins July 6

Posted 07/03/2023

CONWAY– A project that will expand fish habitat in an unnamed tributary to Carpenter Creek under State Route 534 near Conway begins Thursday, July 6.

MLB All-Star Week ready to hit a home run in Seattle, but plan ahead for increased traffic on the roads

Posted 07/03/2023

Major League Baseball’s highly anticipated All-Star Week will bring excitement – and increased traffic – to the Puget Sound area with several planned activities in and around Seattle Friday, July 7 through Tuesday, July 11.

Update: Nighttime speed reduction and lane closures for fuel cleanup on southbound I-5 in Lacey wrap up

Posted 06/29/2023

UPDATE: Crews completed work to clean up a fuel spill on southbound Interstate 5 on Thursday, June 29.

Bridge deck repair on southbound SR 167 in Kent will reduce traffic to one lane for six weekends

Posted 06/28/2023

KENT – Southbound State Route 167 in Kent will be reduced to a single lane for six weekends in July and August to replace damaged concrete and repair the road surface.

Technology key to navigating July Fourth ferry travel

Posted 06/27/2023

SEATTLE – Travelers using a Washington State Ferries ride as part of Fourth of July weekend travel should prepare for possible last-minute schedule changes – and make the most of online tools to help plan and stay up to date.

Fish passage improvement work underway on US 101 in Clallam and Jefferson counties

Posted 06/26/2023

SEQUIM – A multi-year project that will correct six culverts under US 101 in Jefferson and Clallam counties to improve fish passage and migration in the area is now underway.

Northbound I-5 in Seattle closes overnight June 28-29

Posted 06/26/2023

SEATTLE – To install a large overhead sign structure and wiring for the Seneca mobility project on Interstate 5, the northbound mainline lanes and the collector/distributor ramp that connects traffic from I-90 will undergo two overnight closures starting Wednesday, June 28, through the morning of Friday, June 30.

Emergency contract to begin landslide repair on SR 504 at Mount St. Helens starts June 26

Posted 06/23/2023

Following the South Coldwater Slide on State Route 504, also called Spirit Lake Memorial Highway, at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, initial cleanup work will begin this summer.

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